2023 Elections: INEC Signs MoU with Transport Unions, Plans deploying Over 100,000 Vehicles
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on December 20, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has signed an agreement with members of the transport unions, comprising the National Road Transport Union of Nigeria (NURTW), Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), and the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) for effective logistics deployment in the 2023 general elections.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu noted that INEC would need at least 100,000 (one hundred thousand) vehicles, over 4,000 boats and gunboats for the conveyance of personnel and materials in the 2023 general elections.
The signing of the agreement is coming barely one month after the commission met with security chiefs and heads of the transport unions in Lagos.
Reports gathered say INEC chairman, heads of civil society organizations, and leaders of various transport unions attended the meeting in Abuja.